Revelation 21:4 New International Version (NIV)‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
ONE MORE TEAR ~
God will wipe away every tear from your eyes
Life is about ups and downs. Life is about being strong when being strong is your only choice. I've learned so much this past week of the fire storms. Things are gone and new beginnings are needed. A new normal and that's not easy. People will say, "at least you are alive". Yes, at least they are alive, but tears of loosing precious items and mostly their house. This is the place my daughter, son in law lived and boys. You know you comfortable chair, TV spot and remote control, a dinner place at a table or even the basketball you loved so much. Let's go inside the fire and see the ashes of things left behind. The form of the weight set standing but burned. The cat that runs away from you, and there nothing you can do because you must get out. Later Sean's dad goes to get the cat and does. Now Molly lives safety inside his parents house.
LOOKING AT THE BIGGER PICTURE ~
Nobody knows the depth of one life, but God and that person
My prayers continue for those today who lost it all. My prayers continue for those who lost loved ones in the fire. My prayers continue for you who read this blog today. I don't know your normal or your new normal either. Take one breathe at a time and process things you need. It's crazy hard to begin again and I hear that through stories of lives. We must put our hope in the Lord, let others help us through hard times and share blessings when we can. We will never forget the firestorms in California, but we will do our best to share hope.
Isaiah 43:18-19 New International Version (NIV)18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
Honestly, someone who lost it might not want to hear that God is in control. The questions come like why didn't he stop the fire? Why did I loose it all? Why did my loved one die? Why,why, why and it goes on. Yet, I've learned that trusting God through it all is what I do. I believe that God is God and I don't have answers of why, but I can share hope that it will get better. I can share that sometimes the new beginnings was needed and we just didn't see it. I can't explain the why or even really try. I know that God has made a way for my family through the hardest things of life. Yes, through the wilderness and broken hearts God is able.
Years ago I got hurt really bad by words. I was depressed, broken and lost inside. I wanted to stop believing in God, but something inside just wouldn't let it. People disappointed me and spoke words that were not true. I tried to defend myself but it wasn't going to happen. So I had to learn to let go of what i couldn't change and change the things I could. I became a strong woman and believe in me. I knew my family counted on me and if I stopped, it stopped the faith process of God inside my home. I truly believe this. I have seen God do miracles and I still believe he can. My daughter and family escaped a fired this past week and I know that God did this. Sean (Her husband) had to go to the bathroom and saw the fire outside the window close by. There was no warning by a person, but I believe it was a warning by God. They got out and I will forever be grateful to God.
PLEASE PRAY ~ ONE MORE TEAR
People are stilling leaving homes from this fire. We are on one week now and it's so hard for so many. Prayer works and I believe that. Please stand with me in pray that fire stops and weary firefighters, police men/women get rest. More than rest, that everyone can go back to their families and our air will be safe again. GOD IS ABLE